PLANNING SYSTEM

brownfield site

Inland Homes unveils potential for 1,650 new homes

Housebuilder Inland Homes has secured three new brownfield sites in Barking and Dagenham with a combined potential for over 1,650 new homes.
office construction

London office construction falls, as remote working takes over

New office construction in central London has declined by half in six months, as occupier demand weakens, according to Deloitte.
build to rent, randalls way, Mole Valley

Committee resolution secured for build-to-rent scheme in Mole Valley

Nexus Planning has secured Committee resolution to grant for Randalls Way, the first build-to-rent development in Mole Valley.
Oriel,

Plans in for £200m Oriel eye care centre in Camden

Plans have been submitted to Camden Council for Oriel, a brand new centre for eye care, research and education in Camden.
Anglia Square,

Weston homes to fight Robert Jenrick’s refusal of Anglia Square revamp

Weston Homes has said it will fight Robert Jenrick’s decision to refuse planning permission for the £271m Anglia Square redevelopment in Norwich.
A303 Stonehenge,

Green light for new section of dual carriageway on A303 Stonehenge

Development consent has been granted to construct a new section of dual carriageway on the A303 Stonehenge.
planning applications, Householder applications,

Householder planning applications continue to rise

In October 58,963 planning applications were submitted, an increase of 23% compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from the Planning Portal.
planning process, technology,

Technology can transform the planning process

Alex Tosetti, chief commercial officer of VU.CITY, explores how technology can transform the planning process.
regeneration scheme.

Go-ahead for Gateshead’s £260m regeneration scheme

Gateshead Council has approved plans for the development of a £260m arena-led regeneration scheme which will see the creation of around 2,000 new jobs.
planning system, SME housebuilders

One in three housebuilders want ‘broken planning system’ fixed

One in three housebuilders want the ‘broken’ planning system fixed to boost construction activity, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the government’s consultation on the Planning White Paper.

How can planning departments adapt post Covid-19?

Here, Graeme Cooke, commercial director at DEF highlights some of the lessons planning customers have shared that might be useful for planning departments to help streamline their own processes in order to support a boost in the industry post-Covid-19.
Productive Placemaking

Productive Placemaking: Place, planning and productivity

Bob Blackman MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Building Communities, discusses its latest report, Productive Placemaking.
Housing crisis, standard method,

Revised formula for assessing housing need: The North-South divide

Antony Pollard, head of economics at Turley, discusses the debate around the changes to the Standard Method in calculating housing need, and whether those changes square with the government’s levelling-up agenda.
Planning policy reforms, planning reform, planning system

The impacts of planning reform on employment land

After speaking at the Westminster Briefing event on Planning Policy Reforms Under the New Government, Institute of Economic Development director Stuart Hardisty looks at where the recent and proposed reforms to the planning system will take us.
Biodiversity net gain, Environmental bill,

The Environment Bill and biodiversity net gain

The Environment Bill, which is currently going through parliament, will introduce a requirement for biodiversity net gain as a condition of planning permission in England. Aidan Thomson, partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, examines the bill’s provisions and what they could mean for developers.
Sustainable transport, garden cities,

New Garden Cities must have sustainable transport at their core

Holistically planned new communities have the opportunity to become exemplars of sustainable travel but this will be an opportunity missed without commitment and investment from the outset, argues Katy Lock, director – communities at the Town & Country Planning Association.
social housing, land banking

Social housing provision: Reconciling social need and commercial risks

Recent research suggests 40% of homes granted planning permission in England go unbuilt. Katy Klingopulos of BDB Pitmans examines land banking, the changing nature of development and how we can tackle the housing shortage.
Orchard Park,

Plans in for Orchard Park development in Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) has submitted a revised planning application to South Cambridgeshire District Council for the mixed-use development, Parcel L2, Orchard Park after working with Mole architects.
Secondary Legislation, planning applications

Are planning changes eliminating local scrutiny by the back door?

Wide-ranging government proposals would result in a concerning reduction in the level of scrutiny planning applications receive from local councils and the people they represent, says Lord German OBE of the cross-party Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.
planning system, property industry,

‘Technology and data at the heart’ of planning system reforms

Property industry experts have called for the government to prioritise data standardisation, collaboration and community engagement in planning system reforms.
Brent Cross Town,

Vision unveiled for £5bn Brent Cross Town

Developer Argent Related and Barnet Council have unveiled its vision for the £5bn Brent Cross Town development.
Construction Quality Planning,

Consultation confirms industry support for new planning approach 

Construction Innovation Hub’s consultation has signalled its support for a transformed approach to quality planning, but recognises this will require a significant change within the sector.
Falkirk headquarters,

Falkirk Council approves new office HQ and arts centre

Plans for a new Council headquarters building containing an Arts Centre, central ‘hub’ and library has been approved Falkirk Council.
Local Plans, engaging communities

Why Local Plans are the answer to engaging communities

Alex Yedigaroff, head of transformation at dxw, looks at the importance of local plans for community engagement in the face of the planning system overhaul.
business community,

Go-ahead for £200m green business community in Kent

Regeneration specialist, U+I is set to transform unused land in Kent into a new green business community centred on sustainability and wellbeing.
Island Quarter development,

Green light for first phase of Nottingham’s £650m Island Quarter

Nottingham City Council has approved plans for the first phase of the city’s ‘biggest regeneration scheme’, the £650m Island Quarter development.

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